My kids and I were actually back from the weekend competition last Monday and I was too tired to even take a peek on blogosphere. I miss you guys! All of you….
I mentioned that my daughter was advised by the doctor not to swim and we’re pretty obedient with the order not until the day of the competition. The coach found out that there were very few participants in her age category and wanted to take the risk and go for it. Yeah! That’s the fighting spirit! He asked Water(the name of my daughter, if you all can remember) if she wanted to compete. My little girl said yes but was doubtful since she was feeling intimidated and somewhat scared of the 50meter swimming pool. Heck! We are training on a tiny pool of about 10-12 meters only and recently moved to a longer one of about 20 meters-not even close to a 25meter pool for novice competitions. With a bit of encouragement and a little push, my daughter and her 5-year old friend and team mate, Heidi finally agreed on competing. They were the last minute registrants for the 6-under Girls category. The coach signed her up on four events and she competed them all, sans weeks of training absences, sans warm-up, sans SUIMSUIT!!! – Yeah, right! We really thought she won’t be competing at all and I didn’t bring her stuff. Well, I sort of packed and was ready, but I brought rash guards and bikini bottoms for her so she can take a deep and play at the warm-up pool if she feels like it. We borrowed an extra swimsuit from Heidi’s big sister, Hazel and I am so thankful for them and their assistance.
Water took home 2 Gold medals for 50m Back Stroke and 50m Freestyle , 2 Silver Medals for 50m Butterfly and 50m Breast Stroke
Water and Heidi
Another GOLD for Most Be-Medalled Award for 6-under Girls Category
The team brought home a total of 3-Golds, 2-Silver and 6-Bronze medals
The team had fun and the experience was exceptional! My son, like some swimmers of the team didn’t get any medal but he had a good time and his races are also good. He did his best and he enjoyed the game. The young swimmers had proven a thing or two to themselves. Win or lose, being a participant of competitions is always an honor. Nevertheless, I am a proud mom of two good swimmers.
Water will turn seven soon and her next competition will be on a new age bracket. The Most Be-Medalled Award has given her a good exit of the 6-under category. She was actually worried because we disobeyed her doctor. I am a medical professional, Me of all people supposed to know better about following doctor’s orders but….. is a gold medal enough for a good excuse?
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